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[Cost Engineer] Project Controls - Cost Engineer (Utilities)

Posted by: E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc on March 18, 2018 at 00:04:01.

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Los Angeles
State: California
Country: United States

Dedicated to “Excellence in Engineering,” E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. (E2) was founded in 1988 to deliver environmentally focused services related to water and wastewater. Since then, the firm has grown and broadly diversified to provide engineering, environmental consulting, oil and gas pipeline, infrastructure operations, and remediation-related services. Since the firm’s founding, the management team has balanced growth with fiscal prudence, resulting in a solid, financially stable business, sustained growth, and loyal clients and employees.

E2 Consulting Engineers, Inc. offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision, and life insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off. Qualified candidates only please submit your resume. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.



The Project Controls (PC) Cost Engineer shall provide critical support to Project Management Organization (PMO), Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Team for projects up to $100MM. The Cost Engineer shall plan, coordinate, forecast, monitor and provide progress performance reports for all project cost functions as they relate to; development of a baseline cost, forecast estimate, track and document change management, identifying project risks and mitigation resolutions, earned value measurement and support and track project commitments.


The Cost Engineer’s duties and responsibilities are as follows:
•Develop the project cost control strategy, plans and procedures
•Address issues pertaining to project cost control procedures;
•Coordinate development and implementation of project work breakdown structure (WBS) / cost breakdown structure (CBS) in concert with Project Lead and Project Planning/Scheduling Engineer;
•Participate in the development of project execution plans;
•Participate in the development of estimates and studies within a project stage;
•Coordinate and develop appropriate control budgets consistent with project estimate and WBS / CBS;
•Implement and monitor costs within each project stage and for entire project until completion or close-out;
•Collect and compile progress and cost data, and develop cost-control worksheets and reports for review by delivery teams;
•Provide cost input to commitment close-out process;
•Review and audit contractor cost control procedures and practices;
•Perform quality assurance on contractor cost-management performance;
•Coordinate or develop appropriate internal and external benchmarking and technical limits;
•Coordinate preparation of cost risk analysis;
•Review financial data related to accruals, invoice payments, purchase orders and material deliveries and other financial data;
•Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of change management procedure;
•Provide cost input to and implement the cost element of risk management plan;
•Link risk process to change process and estimate;
•Coordinate and develop project work-in-place (WIP), commitment and estimate at complete (EAC) forecasts;
•Coordinate and develop project annual-spend projections, cost reconciliations and variance analyses;
•Assist and prepare cost performance management data;
•Provide interface to other functions and teams to improve processes, resolve conflicting priorities and ensure adherence to best project practices;
•Prepare and implement project-wide cost measurement and reporting system, including roll-up levels and reporting cycle calendar;
•Develop and issue various reports to appropriate stakeholders;
•Develop project close-out plan;
•Work with business unit or project controller and accounting function to ensure adequate financial controls;

•Requires knowledge and experience of Project Management principles and Project Control Cycles.

•Requires ability to identify the project risks as well as develop mitigation measures to the Project Management team.

•Must be able to prepare written communications on technical and non-technical matters for various levels of management.

•Must clearly and concisely be capable of presenting project trends and forecast performance reports to management and to make recommendations on strategies to resolve project issues is required

•Must possess the ability to effectively interact with various departments to maintain open lines of communication.

•Must be capable of reporting earned value performance measurement techniques.

•Must be able to track field progress.

•Must be able to report BAC, CPI, EV, EAC SV, and SPI, Earned value, cash flow and manpower reports.

•Must be able to review contractor programs for compliance with contract documents.

•Must be proficient in SAP systems

•Experience in costing for natural gas pipeline projects is preferred.


•Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or another relevant discipline.

•6+ years of relevant Project Controls experience . Experience in the natural gas utility is highly desirable.

•Certification as a PMP is highly desirable

•Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word software

•Understand industry and safety standards

•Computer skills in scheduling, cost software and Microsoft Office is require

PREFERRED METHOD OF APPLICATION IS THROUGH OUR ONLINE JOB SYSTEM. If you need accommodation or alternate method of resume submittal, please contact Cindy Wilson at (803) 642-5990.

E2 Consulting Engineers is an Equal Opportunity Employer, F/M/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


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